Thursday, May 28, 2015

Review of The Purest of the Breed (The Community Series #2) by Tracy Tappan

Plagued by enemies from above and below ground, a group of Vârcolac warriors fight a desperate battle to keep their secret town safe from invasion

A different place to find her dreams…

The night Marissa Bonaventure is saved from vicious kidnappers by special operative, Dev Nichita, her life is changed in ways she never could have imagined. Brought to the safety of an underground “research institute,” she’s offered a hefty sum of money to stay on and work for a year, money that will allow her to fulfill her lifelong dream of owning a restaurant. But the surreal events that unfold in the strange community of Ţărână soon make her wonder if all is what it seems. When the shocking truth about Dev is exposed, Marissa faces an impossible decision. She loves Dev deeply, but committing to a Vârcolac is a forever proposition, and the only way she can be with Dev will require her to throw away her one chance to redeem a miserable past.

The man he wants to be…

The night Dev Nichita rescues Marissa from the claws of the Om Rău demon race, he knows she’s meant to be his mate. Lying to her about his true nature feels wrong, but he needs time to make her fall in love with him before he reveals that he’s a different breed of human being. When that secret finally comes out, their relationship is shattered in ways Dev hadn’t predicted. A 100-year-old betrayal rises up to threaten their future together—devastating every member of his family—and Dev’s own angry withdrawal becomes a nearly insurmountable obstacle. Then the Topside Om Rău enemy threatens a catastrophic breach of the hidden community, and Dev must call upon all his power as he races against the clock to save the most important people in his life.

** Contains profanity and adult situations. 

Overall Rating:  4 Rockin’ ★★★★
Stumbling upon The Purest of the Breed, the Community Series book two by Tracy Tappan was an educational learning process for those of us not savvy about the various pop cultures used by the author to develop this unique one of a kind book.  It is an intricately woven tale filled with Vampire myths, the never ending battling for dominance and survival between the Demon, Fae and Vampire Races.  This story focuses on Dev and Marissa's happily ever after and the struggle to get there.

Marissa is kidnapped from her bed in the middle of the night.  She is terrified of what lies ahead for her, because the brutes that have her are horrendous with a capital "H".  She finds herself with two other women in an abandoned warehouse, hoping upon hope that someone will come to their aide and rescue them.  Dev is an Elite Pureblood Vampire that chose to be a warrior with his family’s permission.  He is searching for the one woman that will complete him, his mate. While on a rescue mission, he inhales the sweet scent of Marissa, his mate.  He knows that he will protect, care for her and keep her safe always. 

This story was mind-blowing with its numerous subplots that were done really well.  You had several characters battling various dramas while the main plot continued to build in its intensity.  The characters were well developed and you were able to sense their insanity, hopelessness, heartache and more.  The story is fast-paced and you dread laying the book down until it is finished.

Purchase Links:  Amazon US  /  Barnes and Noble

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